Robert B. Dilts
Robert B. Dilts, founder of Dilts Strategy Group has had a global reputation as a leading coach, behavioral skills trainer and business consultant since the late 1970s. A major developer and expert in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Robert has provided coaching, consulting and training throughout the world to a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
Robert has pioneered the principles and techniques of Success Factor Modeling™, and has authored numerous books and articles about how they may be applied to enhance leadership, creativity, communication and team development, including Next Generation Entrepreneurship: Success Factor Modeling Volume I and
Generative Collaboration: Success Factor Modeling Volume II.
His book Visionary Leadership Skills draws from Robert's extensive study of historical and corporate leaders to present the tools and skills necessary for "creating a world to which people want to belong." Robert's book Alpha Leadership: Tools for Business Leaders Who Want More From Life (with Ann Deering and Julian Russell) describes a new model of leadership that captures and shares the latest practices of effective leadership, offering approaches to reduce stress and to promote satisfaction. From Coach to Awakener provides a road map and set of toolboxes for coaches to help clients reach goals on a number of different levels of learning and change. Robert's more recent book The Hero's Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (with Stephen Gilligan) is about how to how to embark on the path of learning and transformation that will reconnect you with your deepest calling, transform limiting beliefs and habits and improve self-image.
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Past corporate clients and sponsors have included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, The Old Mutual, Bank of America, The World Bank, Alitalia, Telecom Italia, RAI Italia, Lucasfilms Ltd., Ernst & Young, AT Kearney, Salomon, The American Society for Training and Development and the State Railway of Italy. He has lectured extensively on coaching, leadership, innovation, collective intelligence, organizational learning and change management, making presentations and keynote addresses for The International Coaching Federation (ICF), HEC Paris, The United Nations, The European Forum for Quality Management, The World Health Organization, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Harvard University and the International University of Monaco. In 1997 and 1998, Robert supervised the design of Tools for Living, the behavior management portion of the program used by Weight Watcher's International.
Robert was an associate professor at the ISVOR Fiat School of Management for more than fifteen years, helping to develop programs on leadership, innovation, values and systemic thinking. From 2001–2004 he served as chief scientist and Chairman of the Board for ISVOR DILTS Leadership Systems, a joint venture with ISVOR Fiat (the corporate university of the Fiat Group) that delivered a wide range of innovative leadership development programs to large corporations on a global scale.
Robert was also founder and CEO of Behavioral Engineering, a company that developed computer software and hardware applications emphasizing behavioral change. Robert has a degree in Behavioral Technology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.